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. >> reporter: now again just to show you the road has been closed here behind us from pa low ma to claire don that is in front of us. rock way beach is also closed. as we have learned from san mateo county emergency management office there is a voluntary evacuation order in place for anything along highway 1. of course as soon as we get more information from the police department we will bring that to you. reporting live from pacifica this morning jade hernandez. >>> i want to check in on impact from travel. a lot of people are starting their spring breaks. getting going in hawaii. airports are closing. mike joins us now. caller: good morning, pam. >> what can you tell us about the flights effected here and in and out of hawaii. we have a lot of flights going to and from hawaii. caller: the last i heard this is a couple hours ago honolulu international was still open. but for hawaii flights we had several cancellations. united flights from san francisco has been canceled. the flight that took off yesterday was devoted to tay koa that air force. it took off before the earthquake. it will be he
's official told us tonight a hill slide is liable to slide more. and the onsloth of more water makes things worse. >> it's too unstable to start bringing the material off site. we would love to get that material out of here so you guys can have access. just right now we haven't got the green light. >> reporter: emergency officials held a community meeting for homeowners who cannot drive in and out of the homes. they worry about running outover propane. >> that's why we need a temporary road to go through. >> reporter: a footpath around the slide has been widened, it is now easier to navigate. tony roll returned home to see the slide for the first time. >> i didn't want to get through last night. and i was hoping something could have been done by today but it looks like it's going to take longer. >> reporter: up on sky meadow lane we made our way to patty davis' running on generated power. four homes on this street have no electricity. the slide took out their power pole. but davis and most of her neighbors are going to tough it out knowing full well things could get worse. >> surely there's
. a public work's official told us tonight a hill slide is liable to slide more. and the onsloth of more water makes things worse. >> it's too unstable to start bringing the material off site. we would love to get that material out of here so you guys can have access. just right now we haven't got the green light. >> reporter: emergency officials held a community meeting for homeowners who cannot drive in and out of the homes. they worry about running outover propane. >> that's why we need a temporary road to go through. >> reporter: a footpath around the slide has been widened, it is now easier to navigate. tony roll returned home to see the slide for the first time. >> i didn't want to get through last night. and i was hoping something could have been done by today but it looks like it's going to take longer. >> reporter: up on sky meadow lane we made our way to patty davis' running on generated power. four homes on this street have no electricity. the slide took out their power pole. but davis and most of her neighbors are going to tough it out knowing full well things could get worse
people are stranded in their homes. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this tuesday march 22nd i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. here is steve. >> we do have cloudy skies. light rain showers around. nothing too heavy right now. it is a sign of things to come for later on. just hit and miss like take a little paint brush and flicking it there. you can see a couple showers there on the caldecott tunnel. skyline and also toward m rain county. the rain and wind will pick up. look for a cloudy to mostly cloudy stayday. here is sal. >>> right now traffic looks good on westbound 92 heading out to the high-rise. see the live picture of the san mateo bridge it looks pretty nice. and this mornings drive looks okay on highway 101. a complete traffic update is ahead. let's go back to the desk. >>> overnight japan had its strongest after shocks in more than a week. it was a magnitude 6.6 quake that hit the east coast just after 3:00 p.m. local time japan. it was located 182 miles off the coast of sendai. two hours later a 6.4 quake hit further south. 30 m
us the cost of removing each of the remaining boats range from 1,500 to $3,000. he hopes to have all the boats removed by april 1st. reporting live in marin county, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> meantime, south of the bay area at the santa cruz harbor, crews pulled out four more boats following the japan quake. crews were out using sonar equipment to lose for any debris in the harbor. the tsunami surge cost an estimated $26 million in damage to the harbor and boats. >>> on this first full day of spring, it looks still very much like the dead of winter in the high sierra. the latest storm dumped several feet of fresh snow in the mountains. they received 3 feet of new snow over a 24 hour period this weekend. mike desalle shows us how much snow he found in p placer county. >> reporter: to give you a perspective of how much snow there is. i am now on serene lake. you may see a fence right now, that's not the second -- that's not the fence to the house, that's the second floor. >>> in arizona, federal judge today ordered the suspect in the tucson shooting rampage to undergo a menta
stopped using them and has never seen anderson again. under cross-examination, giambi says he described the cream as steroid like and undetectable. last up, former giant marvin bernard says he started taking steroids in mexico. drugs intended for animals. he says when he got to spring training anderson gave him injectable deca and a cream in the clear. bernard said anderson described the clear and the clear as steroids that could not be detected. >> the government thinking that's going to help them establish the fact that the players knew what they were taking or at least asked those type of questions. >> reporter: other former major leaguers waiting to testify and barry bonds trial, benito santiago and bobby estiega. >>> before the baseball players took the stand was former giant's trainer. cosy said that starting in 1999, bonds developed acne on his back and shoulder and had gained 10 to 15 pounds and became more muscular. >>> the prosecution's primary witness broussard is expected to continue his testimony. the case had been suspended because of the illness of a juror. >>> ktvu's sal
coming up for you. >>> good morning, thank you for waking up with us i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark partly sunny friday march 11th. this morning we are following the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit japan followed by a 23- foot tsunami. there is a tsunami warning for the entire pacific coast including in the bay area. a small wave is expected to hit here just after 8:00 this morning. it hit 80 miles off the coast of japan at 9:46:00 p.m. our time last night. it was 2:46:00 p.m. in japan. the tsunami that followed swept away boats, cars, homes, and people. the official death toll right now stands at 60 people dead with an additional 56 people missing and we expect that number to grow. >> we are keeping an eye on hawaii as they brace for that tsunami. this is video from last night on awahoo or the big island of hawaii shortly after the tsunami sirens were activated. they are still activating the sirens. it's in hawaii. they have issued the tsunami warnings for hawaii and the entire pacific coast including here. the waves will hit the heinz coastlines. they were expected 30 minutes ag
:00. >> japanese helicopter pilots dumped sea water on damaged nuclear reactors to try to prevent meltdowns as u.s. experts issue an a.m. now warning. >> good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. japanese helicopter pilots are trying to fight the meltdown. sea water is being dumped on to the spent fuel rods in order to reduce the radiation exposure. nuclear reactors need a constant source of cooling water. officials in japan hope the helicopter bucket brigade can keep the reactors from overheating while the plant operators scramble to install a power line and use electricity to restore the reactor's cooling systems. >>> now, less than an hour ago, word came that the united states will start evacuating americans from japan, including private citizens and the families of u.s. personnel. president obama informed japan's prime minister of the plans tonight. the obama administration is chartering aircraft to accommodate americans who want to leave. also today the chairman of the u.s. regulatory commission says radiation near the fukushima plant is extremely high and damage at one reac
as soon as we get it. >>> top u.s. nuclear officials say it could take days even weeks to get japan's nuclear plant contained. officials have tried to use even water cannons. this is an animated model that shows what could happen to the plume of radiation from that damaged japanese reactor. federal officials say this does not pose a danger but here on the coast, scientists are keeping a watchful eye on that plume. as more people head out of japan into the united states, passengers are coming under new scrutiny as security agents begin screening for radiation. >>> meanwhile, president obama has been trying to reassure americans that we are safe. they don't expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coast or any other part of the united states. >> further more the centers of disease control do not recommend the people of the united states take precautionary measures beyond staying informed. >> the president also promised to keep americans up to date on the crisis in japan. >>> the california department of public health today joined with all of the others who were saying that
addressed the nation monday night to clarify the purpose of the u.s. mission in libya. >> i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. when our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act. that's what's happened in libya. >> reporter: the explanation comes more than a week after the u.s. military and a coalition of allies began military action to enforce the united nations backed no fly zone in the civil war torn country. president obama explained actions the united states has taken to protect the libyan people from the brutality of moammar gadhafi and u.s. policy going forward as nato takes control of the mission. >> we will deny the regime arms, cut off its supplies of cash, assist the opposition and work with other nations to hasten the day when gadhafi leaves power. >> reporter: both republicans and democrats have criticized the president's policy questioning the purpose, cost and possible consequences. the ranking republican on the senate armed services committee praised the president's remarks but said he didn't go far enou
. since the beginning of this year, investors have put more than $24 billion in u.s. stock funds. >>> san francisco police everyone waking you this morning about a new scam, this one targets atms and these thieves use glue, not guns. jade hernandez is live in san francisco now to tell us what to look out for. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. i just checked in with the san francisco richmond police station that's just around the corner and found out one of these thefts happened last week during the day at a bank of america atm similar to this one. what the customer did, the customer put the card inside of the machine and then typed in the key code. once the key code came up, the customer realized that. enter button had been glued down. thieves are targeting atm users and the customers can't finish the process because the key gets stuck in the machine. the customer goes inside the bank and leaves the information or card back up on the screen. a local paper report says the police said since january there have been four of these type of thefts in the district. thieves are using
is affecting a lot of california college students studying overseas. kraig debro is joining us live to tell us about an urgent memo sent to cu students in japan. >> reporter: according to csu website, they send the most students abroad than any other. we'll be hoping to talk to some officials about their bringing students home even if they are not studying near where the quake zone. chancellor charles reed says he wants all csu students studying in japan to return and he's ordering no more students go to jam japan. we were told the students would be competing for resources. and the japanese people need it more. now, this morning a friend of a csu studying in japan said she cried when she heard the news but he thinks it's for the best. >> it is pretty dangerous. i mean, they would be breathing in dangerous fumes, right? i don't think it's such a bad idea. >> reporter: reed says another reason for bringing students home are the dangers associated with the fukushima nuclear plant. tohuko university has been closed. according to the students from uc are all accounted for and there are no further
taken us so far 12 hours for a two and a half hour drive. >> highway 50 is open but chains are required, there is a danger of an avalanche outside established ski areas. >> the weather conditions are improving today but we still have scattered showers out there, it is one of those deals where we have the sun, clouds and a passing downpour out there. we still have coverage out there and still looks like the focus is closer to santa cruz county. those yellow and reds correspond to downpours. we could have exaggeration with the nearby rainfall but still moderate rainfall and still more activity around hayward and san leandro as well. we will shift the maps to the north and show you this in the north bay, tracking activity closer to napa and vallejo so still a bit of an unsettled weather pattern today, tomorrow, though, unfortunately, another weather system i am watching. we will have the timing on that and how much rainfall we can expect from that system developing in the pacific. >> pg&e is still working on storm related power outages around the bay area. we received a received an update
already donated some candidates and i was able to get hold of a list of criteria they say they are using to choose the new chief. the police commission took public comments tonight. >> this is where you should look. >> reporter: they held their first round of secret interviews yesterday. >> we have some significantly strong candidates both internally and externally. we received 75 applications. >> reporter: some critics in the police department and community including the city supervisor are upset about the choices. >> if you look at the list of the senior members of the police department, captains of the police department who were given rejection notices without being interviewed i think that it's a mistake. >> reporter: they will say not have any candidates are being interviewed but they gave specific criteria to make the decision and today we got a hold of that list. experience or 10 years or more, experience with homicide cases, community policing, and an understanding of integration issues. >> we went out to community groups and met with the faith- based community could we went to e
shores. the bay area man that worked -- behind those walls tells us more about the plant. . >>> complete, bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> good evening, t. is thursday march 17th, i'm gasia mikaelian, this is bay area news at 7:00. moments ago a new report of smoke, rising from a damaged nuclear plant in japan. the officials say it could take weeks to stabilize the situation. helicopter crews work inside 40 minute shifts, dumping seawater. on the ground they tried using water cannons but they were forced back by levels. so far it is unclear what is causing this even's smoke. president barack obama had a seufpl -- this evening's smoke. president barack obama had a simple message. >> we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the united states, if it is the west coast, hawaii, alaska or u.s. territories in the pacific. let me repeat that. we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coast, hawaii, alaska or u.s. territories in the pacific. >> the nuclear fall out is our top story tonight at 7:00. john i
is in tokyo where it is now 10:00 a.m. on wednesday morning. she joins us live now via skype with the latest on what's happening. >> reporter: julie and frank, woke up this morning, it's about 10:00 a.m. and the big headline is the radiation. a lot of concerns just four hours ago that there was a fire at the fukushima plant. a worker apparently was going by and saw smoke coming out of that. it looks like it's contained, but a lot of concern. we do have video of an area that has had quite a bit of problems and one thing we're hearing is that there's going to be a cold blast that will come over the country today, possibly bringing snow to that area. you can just imagine how much more difficult that will make relief efforts and not only for the earthquake evacwees, but now you mention coming from the fukushima radiation danger zone. one thing i have to point out, there are workers at that plant who agreed to stay behind and you know, you can't help but call them heros with high levels of radiation. they are trying to do what they can to save it and keep it from being widespread. here in tokyo,
it impacts the rest of the department. >> reporter: one victim shows us the police report she filed today. she said she has been assaulted by a stranger at this restaurant last week. >> my whole face was swollen out to here and i needed stitches. >> reporter: the police left quickly without making a report. >> they said sorry what happened to you and they have to attend a shooting and that was all. no call back or anything. >> reporter: the union says that every night in oakland there are beats that are unstaffed. the mayor declined our request for an interview. the mayor says she is in labor negotiations with the police union and commenting would be inappropriate. reporting live, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san jose police are asking for the public's help to solve a hit and run case that sent a motorcycle officer to the hospital. he was thrown from his motorcycle about 1:40 this afternoon. police say crichton turned on his lights to pull over a car when another car turned in front of him and braked. the motorcycle ran into the car. its driver left the scene. the car is described
? makes us nervous. >> reporter: the neighbor gave us a scrap of newspaper, despite the date on the paper it wasn't there last week. you can see this crater here is a reminder to everybody here in the neighborhood. live in vacaville, kristen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> after spending 21 years behind bars for murder, he was wrongfully convicted. in 1991 he was convicted of shooting a man during a drug deal. last week the judge ruled evidence that had been destroyed was needed to ensure a fair trial and the judge had no choice but to order his release. supporters have been gathered waiting for his release. an inmate signed a confession saying he was not involved in the murder. >>> slammed twice with heavy rain and flooding last week. ktvu's janine has more on this story. >> reporter: it's surreal down here. you can see there is garbage and debris every wear on the sidewalk. look over here. more debris. soaked carpet and wood. they are just trying to pull out of this. >> reporter: everywhere you look there are people cleaning. instead of shopping, there are workers. >> people walking by, offer
stretched across the ocean to us. let's come back to our live chopper picture now, if we can. the helicopter was showing us pictures of boats still struggling against some tide surge. the tsunami surge. you can probably still see effects, look for the swirls in the water and you can see some of the reflection there. you might be able to see swirls and eddies in the water showing how it comes in and out. we will be following this all day. here you see most of the damage it looks like at the mouth of the harbor. we will be following more of this. let's go back to gosse and tori now. >> john john fowler with a nice summary. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> we want to say good afternoon and welcome to obviously a very special edition of ktvu channel 2 news at noon. er i am tori campbell. >> i am we would like to bring the chief. >> hello. >> the chief is someone we talked to before. chief are you with us? >> i am. as you look at these pictures coming to us from here in the bay area, let's talk about what is happening here and then secondly how you and your team might be thinking abo
unions. it's all ahead here on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us on this thursday march 24th. i'm pam cook. we begin with another big storm moving into the bay area today. steve paulson tells us what we can expect. good morning, steve. >>> all right, pam, thank you. that is correct. still a couple hours away from the main impact on this system. we still have scattered showers around. you can see this is beginning to move in. one system gets bumped out. here comes the next one. that's going to fly in here courtesy of a very strong supportive jet stream. just now into the north bay that's very light rain. bulk of the system is still offshore. we're kind of embracing this system because it's going to give us some moderate to heavy rain. we'll have all the warnings and watches, just scattered showers right now though. here's sal. >>> steve, right now westbound 24 traffic looks good. roads are still wet from the last storm. as you heard steve say, this morning's commute later on is not going to be a good drive to work. as we look at interstate 880 traff
in to help private american citizens wishing to leave japan. >>> u.s. citizens are also being urged to defer all nonessential travel to any part of that country because unpredictable wind conditions could spread radioactive contamination. and the u.s. is still telling americans living -- living within 50 miles of the damaged plant to leave the area or at least remain indoors while the japanese government is limiting its warning to people living within 12 miles of the plant. and that's one example of what some in the obama administration believe is japan downplaying the risk. coming up at:15, we'll have a live report -- 7:15, we'll have a live report on this disaster. >>> scientists on the west coast are watching a radioactive plume movement. it's expected to hit the aleutian islands south of i -- that's south of alaska sometime today. health experts are saying radiation is plunging. the epa is installing more radiation detection mob teres here in -- monitors here in california just to keep track of the threat. jade hernandez is joining us live. she's at uc berkeley where they are installing
ominous but is it? debra villalon joins us tonight where the department of health is monitoring the air for radiation levels in the area. >> reporter: the department is monitoring changes in the atmosphere. if the radiation does arrive, scientists here will be among the first to know. it's expected to hit our coast as early as tomorrow. so diluted. radiation will be more minuscule than measurable. >> we understand everybody's concern, radiation is scary stuff. >> reporter: officials cannot say it enough, they see no health hazards. >> i'm not sure that the vision or the model of a plume this far away is -- >> no one can predict what is going to happen at the plant tomorrow. >> reporter: that uncertainty is why so much technology at so many locations is aimed at sniffing out radiation swiftly then compares it to normal background levels which vary from place to place and also pose some mysteries. >> no one has ever been able to determine differences in cancers from one location to another based just on backgrounds. >> i'm trying to not think about it because it seems seems to overwhelm
clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it has been pretty wile as far as weather goes and it sounds like it are continue. >> yes. we will remain active and unsettle as we move into the week ahead. yes it will be isogeny one. light showers in the forecast this morning. we have seen a few. occasional sprinkles in the afternoon and the week ahead. we have several storms lined up. good morning, sal. >>> right now northbound 101 in san francisco looks okay. approaching the 80 split and and freeways are clear. also the morning commute will be okay westbound bay bridge coming into san francisco with no major problems at the toll plaza. some of the rain has left one area flooded and possibly not usable. ktvu kraig debro is live until marin county with more on that. >> reporter: good morning, sal. you know the situations that we sometimes see that look incredible that people have been dealing with for allonge time. this man in the parking lot say they have been dealing with this for a long time. this pond started to form around 1:30 this morning. that was because of i'm quoting
on ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >>> good afternoon. topping our news, the u.s. is stepping up relief efforts to help japan recover from last week's massive earthquake and tsunami. the death toll also continues to rise and concern is growing over the threat of a possible nuclear plant meltdown. craig boswell begins our coverage with this report. >> reporter: just days after the devastating and deadly earthquake and tsunami in japan, help is arriving. two u.s. search and rescue teams are on the ground to assist operations from dozens of other countries. 75-member u.s. teams include at least 12 rescue dogs from los angeles. >> the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as japan recovers from multiple disasters. we will stand with the people of japan in the difficult days ahead. >> reporter: tensions are also high for those trying to get in touch with loved ones. >> the phones were busy all the time. there was no way we could connect. >> reporter: helicopters are using the deck of the uss ronald reagan as a staging area. meantime, a second hydrogen explosion at the nu
ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for waking up with us it's wednesday, march 16th i'm pam cook. let's check in with steve paulson. >> we do have cloudy skies. light rain tapering off as the rain is moving through. steady rain in the north bay. you can see it's sliding south, but there is not much of a break in the cloud cover. look for lows in the 50s with decreasing raining. >>> highway 24 lafayette looking pretty good heading up to the tunnel this morning. it's wet as we have been mentioning. also this morning's commute will be okay in oakland but the rain has just moved through here as well. let's go back to the desk. >>> we begin this morning in the situation in japan where they are desperately they are trying to prevent a meltdown at the nuclear power plant. helicopters have been sent in to dump water on the plant's reactors in an effort to cool them down. for a time today the 180 workers remaining at the plant had to leave after a serge in radiation levels. reportedly up to 70% of the plants fuel rods may have been damaged. centers have been set up near
later -- 30 minutes later another quake hit north of sendai. no tsunami was issued for the u.s. japanese officials have not yet reported any tsunamis along the japanese coast. the operate of the power plants say workers have rerejected the power line -- reconnected the power lines. how far, they say more work needs to be done before the cooling systems can be pour powered -- can be powered up. >>> it is 7:03. just about 30 minutes ago, military families evacuated from japan arrived at travis air force base near fairfield. kraig debro is at the base talking with some of the problems. he will join us shortly with an update on what's happening there. >>> just 90 minutes from now, the opening statements will begin in the barry bonds perjury trial. now, the jury will not see one part of the proceedings that are kit cal. allie rasmus -- critical. allie rasmus has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. opening statements are set to get underway. they are expected to last a couple of hours. after the opening statements, then the first witnesses will be called. one of the witnesses
/3 of the voters would have to increase the tax increase for the measure to pass. many residents told us they would cap it. >> the amount of students and the amount of cost is out of wack. >> reporter: last night the oakland city council approved placing a property measure on the ballot this year. but are voters willing to pay more taxes? >> we're seeing a mood change among voters now saying, okay, we're willing to raise our taxes but what are you going to do to cut your expenses? what are you going to do to get pensions under control? >>> alameda school district officials say if measure a loses, teacher lay offs and class size increases would soon follow. the polls close at 8:00. reporting live in alameda, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and there are two other special elections in the bay area today. both involving parcel taxes, the brisbane school district wants to add a special property tax of not more than $150,000 a year to hire a teacher's aid and music and art teacher. >>> we have stunning surveillance video to show you. san jose police released this video to us late today. it shows the
. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. let's check in with steve paulson. how does the weather look today? >>> good morning, pamela, dave, clear skies. patch or two of fog, some clouds to the north but over us right now clear and cold. 30s showing up. something we haven't seen for a while. sunshine for a while and then partly cloudy skies. if you're northward there are a few showers starting to move through. we'll talk about that plus a big change in our weather for friday. now sal with an update on traffic. >>> steve, right now on westbound 24 looks pretty good getting up to oakland. there are no major issues and the roads are dry in case you're just joining us the commute is much improved from what it has been during the week because of the dry roads. looking now at a picture of interstate 880 this live look near the oakland airport if you're trying to catch a flight right now the roads are clear on the way there. 6:01. back to dave and pam. >>> well, in japan they have now suspended helicopters that were dumping sea water on the earthquake damag
communities are overwhelmed. this is video right now in capitola. a video of the mess was sent to us of the floodwaters. our meteorologist is following the storm front. we begin with ktvu's jim vargas. >> ken, this is just devastating for some down here in capitola. we will show you what the flood left from 9 to 2 this afternoon there was a rushing river down there. >> reporter: this video was shot by a local resident just as crews thought they could beat the storm and replace the culvert that gave way two days ago. the destruction that started thursday. >> this was way worse than thursday. this is probably closer to three feet coming out to do this damage. >> reporter: pretty bad? >> really bad. if you had a raft you may as well go rafting. >> so very, very high water just rushing so strongly with big waves going right down capitola. >> reporter: yes. >> just going into the village, horrible, horrible. >> reporter: at this point, no one even knows how many of the 4mobile homes in this park can be repaired. or when it's all over how much damage has been done to the rest of the town.
on the story all morning and joins us now with more information. good afternoon, kraig. >> reporter: good afternoon,er tory. within the past hour i've learned from federal agents that there's another card club raided this morning, as part of the same action. this one is artichoke joe's. you can see this is the oak's card club. state and federal law enforcement agents poring over card club documents just after they rushed the place heavily armed. >> yeah, fbi. >> several, several fbi agents came in with machine guns, machine -- machine guns drawn, told us to show our arms up. >> reporter: federal authorities stormed the card club. an irs agent would not tell us the reason for the aid. agents questioned employees and patron. >> do i know, you know, wrongdoing going on in the casino? i actually don't. >> they asked did i seek any cleating or loan sharking or did anybody -- or did anybody ask if i needed a loan? i told them know. >> reporter: authorities said an outside group may be involved. a dealer of the drub club -- of the club that hosts asian games, such as pai gwot is being sought. >>
was killed yesterday. we spoke with his mother a short time ago. and she told us that her son was a medical technician and his unit came under fire. she says as he rushed to help another soldier he was fatally wounded. the 23-year-old was due to be discharged next year. >>> new troubles tonight for the san francisco police department. a judge has dismissed yet another drug case after viewing security video and deciding it contradicted police testimony. it is the latest in the series of misconduct allegations we've been following. ktvu's heather holmes viewed the tape at the center of this latest case. she joins us now live from the city's richmond district. heather? >> reporter: julie, it's what happened inside the third floor of this apartment building and what cameras captured that is raising concerns. i want you to take a look. this is the video of the three plain-clothed officers that swayed the judge. take a look down the hallway as police investigating narcotic activity walk inside the last apartment on the left. >> i clearly said no when i was outside. >> reporter: 23-year-old mclare
joins us now with the increased security presence at the station and how commuters are reacting this morning. jade. >> reporter: that is right. the first outbound train rolled through here 20 minutes ago. we spoke to two different riders. one had heard about the attack, the other had not. both said they would like to see a little more police presence out here. >> it would be nice to see a little if not every day that might be unreasonable. now and then a drive by or somebody here at random times to keep people on theretos. >> it's dark in the morning when i come. but i do wear a whistle on my arm just in case. just for animals. there is a lot of raccoons in the morning too. it's for protection. >> reporter: san mateo county transit police say they have amped up their patrols. we have been out here since 4:00 this morning and we have not seen any patrols at all. what is astonishing 9-15 attacked and robbed and beat the man for what he had on him. that's why we are out here this morning. investigators want to get the word out. despite leads they still need more information to clos
>>> how the u.s. is hoping to prevent a nuclear disaster in japan while not putting lives at risk. >> reporter: u.s. customs and border protection is specifically monitoring traffic from japan. we have a live report from sfo. >> reporter: and what happened today that could mean a better commute for commuters of the east bay. >>> we begin with the obama administration announcing that the radioactive zone leaving japan does not pose a risk for this area. these are the latest aerial images of the fukushima dai- ichi plant. they are continuing efforts to cool rods while a local power company is trying to restore electricity by cooling pumps. here's more. >> reporter: japanese officials say they will keep trying to cool reactor number 3 at the fukushima dai-ichi attempt even though little has been done. >> translator: in order to start the cooling, we've asked for water-drop operations and the spraying of water from the ground. >> reporter: engineers began looking at ways to get the power back on. officials hope the power is restored -- once the power is restored to the plant, the powe
hours for search and rescue teams in the sierra. crews used a helicopter to rescue a man stranded today. also placer county deputies tell ktvu that they have found the body of -- a medical problem may have contributed to his death. >>> here is a live picture of interstate 80 in the sierra. right now it is smooth sailing there. chains were required earlier today for trucks on interstate 80 and highway 50. but cal trance has since cancelled that traffic advisory. >>> an update now on a story we first told you about last night at 6:00. problems continue in a santa cruz county neighborhood cut off by a massive landslide. >> oh my god, we better move. a cell phone camera captured this video as the mud and rock came tumbling down yesterday on nelson road in scotts valley. there are 26 homes on the other side of that slide. right now the only way to get there is on foot. through a makeshift trail, the geologists inspected the landslide today and is still evaluating the situation there. >>> engineers are keeping a close eye on a cracked levee in southern county. work crews from a conservation c
. the morning news continues. >>> good morning and thank you for joining us. thursday, march south. i'm pam cook. >> i'm dave clark. >> let's check weather and traffic. >> thank you very much. >>> we have mostly clear skies right now. but clouds are increase manage the north bay. rain is on the way there. is not a whopper of a system. but highs 50s 60s. there will be morning sun, peninsula, south bay and east bay. clouds rolling in, rain starts mid morning and by late this afternoon, should make it points south. but it will weaken considerably. >>> all right. we have live above 101 in san mateo where chopper 2 has just arrived on scene there. is 1501 just south. and officials say a car was speeding and slammed into the sound wall. you can see all of the emergency crews onscene there. there's a yellow tarp and that is the body. at least two cars involved and a motorcyclist down. two lanes are blocked. looks like possibly three. the coroner should be arriving momentarily. and this could spell disaster for the morning commute. investigators are on scene and these lane closiers will most likely stay
.a.h. to alert us. >> they got notice shortly after 11:00. >> that is unusual. the last time it was in san francisco the office of management sent out that alert at 11:19. by noon it was all over with no reports of damage. in san francisco, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> you can see showers popping up across the bay area. the increase in the past half- hour or so. here is the latest imagery. parts of san francisco. brief rain and it looks like we will have rainfall picking up in the san rafael area with the yellows coming out to the west right now. and it is closetory san francisco. and on ocean beach. those yellows correspond with off shore and heavier downpours and thunderstorms not far off. four to six miles that you can see from the west of ocean beach. back the maps out once again, i will show you the activity. here is the wider perspective. scattered showers across the bay area. that is the case in the short term. coming up, shower chances for tomorrow. and also have the timing of another storm that will produce more rain and some very strong winds, that is coming up in a little bit. >>> t
scam involving thieves using glue on atm keyboards. >> reporter: at this bank of america, there are three atms and hundreds of customers. >> i use the touchscreen even more than the keypad. >> reporter: the police captain says criminal activity has been underway long before you get there. >> we have a suspect that will come out and blue the mechanical keys. >> reporter: the suspect lingers and waits. >> a victim will come up, enter the card, a pin number and hit enter and that key sticks. >> reporter: they went inside the bridge to complained and by the time they came out it was too late. >> the suspect uses the touchscreen and withdraws money. >> reporter: with 22 victims, he logged onto the computers sending a tweet warning residents about the crime. >> times are hard right now. >> reporter: police arrested a 6-year-old man who faces a number of charges including felony vandalism and theft. investigators did not say what led them to demand but more suspects could be out there. >> if your car does not come out of the machine, do not walk away could you can call us or cal
. >> reporter: beheaded the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission's he said all of the cooling water was gone -- the head of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission said that all of the cooling water was gone from the spent fuel pool. >> i am deeply concerned that the nuclear plant situation is critical. >> reporter: people continue to stream out of the fukushima prefecture. what may have been is similar to the meltdown at 3-mile island. >> it is going to take days or maybe even weeks before we know. >> reporter: we have confirmed that u.s. department of energy experts are in japan right now and a that is tracking the radiation from the experts insist there is no risk to anyone in the u.s. john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> secretary steven chu testified for several hours today looking into nuclear safety in the united states. two physicists from uc berkeley told the senators that the u.s. remains committed to nuclear power and will learn from the crisis in japan. >>> one lawmaker is calling for a seismic study. pg&e will renew its license even though it does not expire for 12 years. sam bl
. so what can you tell us? >> the tsunami advisory i suspect won't be around much longer either. that's good news. but here is how it looks outside right now. we've been watching santa cruz harbor all day. the in and out surge. the tsunami impulses. this live picture showing the degree if you look down to the lower part of the screen. the pictures from today obviously across the pacific and to japan amazing. the pictures here, we've never really seen anything like this on live television where we had a tsunami move into the harbor like this. amazing day in santa cruz. lots of issues down with the boats. a tsunami warning is now a tsunami advisory. i suspect that will be dropped shortly adds well. when we come back we have weather to talk about as well. >>> the san mateo county is one of four counties on a state of emergency. the declaration makes state resources available now to those counties. >>> in just the last hour, the situation has changed in san francisco after a day on high alert. ktvu's david stevenson is live in the city where he received an update from emergency officials.
lynnscog was killed yesterday. we spoke with his mother a short time ago. and she told us that her son was a medical technician and his unit came under fire. she says as he rushed to help another soldier he was fatally wounded. the 23-year-old was due to be discharged next year. >>> new troubles tonight for the san francisco police department. a judge has dismissed yet another drug case after viewing security video and deciding it contradicted police testimony. it is the latest in the series of misconduct allegations we've been following. ktvu's heather holmes viewed the tape at the center of this latest case. she joins us now live from the city's richmond district. heather? >> reporter: julie, it's what happened inside the third floor of this apartment building and what cameras captured that is raising concerns. i want you to take a look. this is the video of the three plain-clothed officers that swayed the judge. take a look down the hallway as police investigating narcotic activity walk inside the last apartment on the left. >> i clearly said no when i was outside. >> reporter: 23-y
adachi is asking for officers who were using master keys to get into residents. eight officers have been named. 57 criminal cases have been dismissed as a result. >>> the contra costa county sheriff announced that deputy sheriff tenabe has resigned after being arrested on drugs and weapons charges last friday. tenabe has been linked to the case of norman welsh and christopher butler who are suspected of stealing confiscated drugs and selling them. >>> a surprise development in the controversy involving pg & e smart meters. a judge asked pg & e to come up with a process allowing customers to opt out. it's a story we've been following for a year now. and patti lee has the story. >> reporter: people will have the option of refusing pg & e to install these new smart meters and keeping one of these older ones around. but there's a catch. opting out will likely cost you. >> that's what they've been putting in. >> reporter: mark toni is with the reform network, a watchdog group. he says ongoing pressure finally let the cpuc to direct other options. >> at a reasonable optional cost,. >> reporter
for flooding and trouble spots for us this morning. sal is watching for any problems in the commute. but first let's go to meteorologist steve paulson for the very latest on the storm. >>> pam and dave, thank you. we have this system roaring through right now. but the good news is it looks like rain rates are decreasing rapidly behind it. but not before we had moderate to heavy rain turn showery in nature and colder unstable air begins to move in. as long as that low's sitting there it will funnel in more rain. looks like on the backside lake port starting to see a decrease in the rain. that's good news. already at monitor stage is clear lake. especially at lake port and clear lake oaks expected to go above flood stage on thursday evening. north bay just in line from st. helena to napa drier air is moving in especially into sonoma county and marin county. another strong system is starting to light up the radar. look at fairfield. that is heavy duty rain. back over towards bethel island, concord, danville, livermore, south bay, santa cruz mountains and morgan hill to wattsonville decrease turni
scandal. jeff adachi is asking for officers who were using master keys to get into residents. eight officers have been named. 57 criminal cases have been dismissed as a result. >>> the contra costa county sheriff announced that deputy sheriff tenabe has resigned after being arrested on drugs and weapons charges last friday. tenabe has been linked to the case of norman welsh and christopher butler who are suspected of stealing confiscated drugs and selling them. >>> a surprise development in the controversy involving pg & e smart meters. a judge asked pg & e to come up with a process allowing customers to opt out. it's a story we've been following for a year now. and patti lee has the story. >> reporter: people will have the option of refusing pg & e to install these new smart meters and keeping one of these older ones around. but there's a catch. opting out will likely cost you. >> that's what they've been putting in. >> reporter: mark toni is with the reform network, a watchdog group. he says ongoing pressure finally let the cpuc to direct other options. >> at a reasonable optional
for us again. this is breaking news. we understand that this is possibly a refinery fire and that it is in newark near cherry. we do have a crew on the way. >> the crew is on the scene. sal, i know you're picking up more information about this don't you? >>> yeah. you know this smoke will be visible from highway 84 and possibly from highway 880. you'll also notice if you live in newark there's a big response. a lot of times people do get worried when they hear the sirens heading down to this part of town in newark. so it's going to be plainly obvious that something is going on in newark. and, again, since it's dark traffic will not be able to see the smoke. this was reported just a while ago. and the firefighters are on the scene. evergreen oil is the same facility that a little while back al gore visited you remember when he came to the bay area and was there for a press event. a lot of people know this is on smith avenue in newark. and right now we're not getting through to the phone obviously they're not picking up the phone. so we're trying to find out more informatio
for joining us it's friday march 18th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic here is steve. >> thank you very much. on this friday we have cloudy skies and rain already. the heavier part of the system will come in late morning to early afternoon. some of the bursts of rain have been decent. the front is still a ways away. we still have a couple hours. out ahead of that -- there are other areas that have rain. this is the main one stretching from petaluma over toward napa and toward parts of the east bay and right over to marin county. there is plenty more to go. we will talk about that in five minutes. here is sal. >>> right now on westbound 92 traffic is moving along pretty well. no major problems. also this morning it's wet. san francisco is a little bit of rain moving through. northbound 101 traffic is going to be okay still. 5:00 let's go back to the desk. >>> today japan increased the alert of its nuclear crisis from a level four to a level five on a scale of seven. that level five puts the japanese nuclear incident at the same level of the 1979 five mile
through. there's still plenty to come. this front will give us moderate to heavy rain rates in most of the roads, and they are already wet. here's more with sal. >>> good morning. sanfrancisco, still a little wet. the rain has been peppering our commute. in marin county we're hearing the rain is very heavy in the corte madera area. you want to watch for standing water. this is a tree that collapsed into a power pole. you can see the poll is down towards power lines. the power is not out in the area, according to pg&e officials. this happened south of highway 24 near moraga. the tree collapsed sometime overnight. we're told the pg&e crews are working to get the poll up. we'll have no -- we don't have an estimate when they will be able to fix it. it has not interrupted power in the general area. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. >>> within the last hour, a diplomat who has access to united nations' radiation tracking, says radioactive fallout to japan 'nuclear fallout has -- japan's nuclear fallout has reached the southern california area. here's jade hernandez. >> reporter: we've
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